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Two family members of Buhari die in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended family has been struck by the loss of two senior members who died within a few hours of one another. Hajiya Halima Dauda who was buried in Daura on Saturday morning is the President’s niece and younger sister to his close associate and nephew Malam Mamman …

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Omotola celebrates her 40th birthday with widows, orphans

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde kicked off her 40th birthday celebrations on Wednesday (February 7) with a ‘Give And Let Give To Widows And Orphans’ party in Lagos. The party was the first event to kick start the Nollywood actress five-day birthday celebration tagged #Omotola4point0. Speaking with Premium Times the celebrant said,, I …

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Buhari offers condolences to Buratai on death of father

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja commiserated with the Buratai family over the death of Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai. President Buhari joins them in mourning the ex-serviceman and veteran of World War II, whose service to Nigeria will always be …

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Steve Ayorinde: In Lagos, the creative sector is our oil and gas

The Lagos State government has announced that it plans to engage the creative and tourism sectors of the economy to increase the state’s standing as a leisure destination for both residents and visitors. “We know and applaud the fact that Lagos is one of the top three most visited cities …

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ThisDay Publisher Obaigbena set to marry longtime fiancee in Benue

The publisher of ThisDay Newspapers Nduka Obaigbena and his longtime fiancee Ikyuma Aondoakaa will tie the knot on Saturday. The traditional marriage will hold February 10 in vandeikya, Ute village, Benue state. After the village rites, a big party will hold in Gboko. Ikyuma is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello …

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TIDA Conference: Oladipo speaks on Tourism in Ogun

The Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Muyiwa Oladipo on Wednesday announced the endorsement of Tourism Innovation and Development Advantage (TIDA) Conference by the state government during a press conference at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Abeokuta. The Conference is scheduled to hold on February 15 at the …

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Boko Haram: 8.5 million people need live-saving support in North-East – UN

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says over 8.5 million persons need life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. The UN said in its October Humanitarian Situation Report that it targeted 6.9 million displaced persons for life-saving assistance …

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Herdsmen killings: Osinbajo backs state police

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has backed the calls for the creation of state police in Nigeria “State police is the way to go,”Osinbajo said at the opening ceremony for the two-day summit on national security organised by the Senate on the recurrent killings by Fulani herdsmen and other crimes across …

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IBB’s spokesman arrives DSS headquarters

Former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida’s spokesman Kassim Afegbua on Thursday at about 12:45pm arrived with eight lawyers at the headquarters of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to honour an invitation over a controversial press statement he signed behalf of his boss asking president Buhari not to seek a …

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DSS invites IBB’s spokesman over former president’s letter to Buhari

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has invited IBB’s spokesman Kassim Afegbua to appear before it on Thursday February 8. The DSS invitation was confirmed by Mr Afegbua’s attorney, Kayode Ajulo to newsmen Wednesday night few hours after he (Afegbua) honoured police invitation at Force Headquarters and was subsequently …

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Iyanya: ‘I’m now signed to Temple Music’

Singer Iyanya has dumped Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records. Iyanya who confirmed this development during an interview with Beat FM in Lagos on Wednesday, said he is now with Temple Music. ”I’m now signed to Temple Music but I’m a Mavin for life. It was not a beef. I was there and …

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The Planned Prosecution Of Mr. Kassim Afegbua Is Illegal By Femi Falana

Last Sunday, former military President Ibrahim Babangida issued a press statement through his press secretary, Mr. Kassim Afegbua. In the statement, the former military ruler was said to have advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to participate in the 2019 presidential election.  But in his characteristic manner, General Babangida promptly disowned …

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What Exactly Is Babangida Saying? By Reuben Abati

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday, February 4, is absolutely unnecessary, unfortunate and utterly avoidable. A statesman, the new role in which President Babangida has …

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SERAP attacks police chief for declaring IBB spokesman wanted

A Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “strongly condemned the intimidation and harassment by the police of Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of General Ibrahim Babangida over a statement he issued on behalf of the former military president.” The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris last night declared Afegbua wanted over the …

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IBB Memo: Police declare IBB’s spokesman Kassim Afegbua wanted

The Nigeria Police have declared Kassim Afegbua, a longtime spokesperson of ex-Nigerian leader, Ibrahim Babangida, wanted. The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris ordered the arrest of Mr. Afegbua “for making false statements, injurious falsehood, defamation of character and for an act capable of inciting public disturbance throughout …

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Buhari appoints Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved APC members

As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts. The assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states …

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Buhari rejects three bills passed by Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected three bills recently passed by the National Assembly. The bills are the Police Procurement Fund establishment Bill 2017, the Chattered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria Bill 2017 and the Nigerian Council for Social Works Establishment Bill 2017. The President’s reasons for rejecting the bills …

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Nigeria’s Buhari attacked by predecessors as elections loom

Ibrahim Babangida has become the latest former leader in Nigeria to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari, as elections approach and the incumbent is yet to confirm he will stand again. The man who once described himself as Nigeria’s “evil genius” said in a statement issued on Sunday that “analogue” Buhari should …

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